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NCJ Number: 50987 Find in a Library
Title: KANSAS - OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION - ANNUAL REPORT, 1976
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Kansas Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Kansas Office of the Attorney General
Topeka, KA 66603
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WORK OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION IS SUMMARIZED, TOGETHER WITH THE STATUS OF 32 LAWSUITS FILED UNDER THE KANSAS CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT. STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR 1976 ARE PRESENTED BRIEFLY.
Abstract: DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1976 THE OFFICE RECEIVED 3,754 CASES AND CLOSED 3,705, RETURNING $447,766.91 TO KANSAS CONSUMERS. IN THE MAJORITY OF THESE CASES THE MERCHANDISE WAS REPAIRED, REPLACED, OR DELIVERED. THE NARRATIVE SUMMARY DESCRIBES THE OPERATION OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION, ITS SPEAKERS BUREAU, AND ITS INFORMATION SERVICE. THE FACT THAT MANY COMPLAINTS INVOLVE $10-$30 IS CALLED ONE OF THE GREATEST STRENGTHS OF THE OFFICE. WHERE APPROPRIATE, THESE CITIZENS ARE HELPED TO USE SMALL CLAIMS COURT. SEVERAL LARGE CASES INVOLVING BANKRUPT FIRMS ARE DISCUSSED IN GREATER DETAIL. ALL LITIGATION BEGUN UNDER THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT IS SUMMARIZED. AMENDMENTS TO THE ACT WHICH THE OFFICE SUPPORTS ARE REVIEWED. THE CONCLUDING REMARKS DEFINE THE OFFICE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AS (1) CREATING AN UNFAVORABLE ATMOSPHERE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEMPT TO DEFRAUD AND (2) ESTABLISHING A FAVORABLE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE HONEST BUSINESSES OF KANSAS. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Attorney General; Consumer protection; Kansas
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